Period
to 19 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for REST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST over the 6 months to 19 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
England > North West
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 72 85
Rank change year-on-year +18 +13 -5
Contract jobs citing REST 185 171 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.57% 2.93% 2.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.02% 8.54% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 101 105
North West median daily rate £431 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.75% +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £263 £288
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +29.03%

REST is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,679 2,002 1,721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.38% 34.33% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,149 1,369 1,152
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £285 £263
90th Percentile £575 £540 £500
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 50
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.40% -6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £13.48 £12.83 £19.51
90th Percentile £43.00 £43.00 £50.15
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +7.89%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing REST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the North West over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -12 81 £425 +3.03% 13
Cheshire +38 72 £425 +11.84% 7
Lancashire +1 19 £490 +30.67%
Merseyside +4 7 £575 +48.39% 1
REST
England

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for REST.

1 101 (54.59%) Java
2 88 (47.57%) JavaScript
3 69 (37.30%) AngularJS
4 62 (33.51%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (31.35%) TDD
6 54 (29.19%) HTML
6 54 (29.19%) Web Services
7 51 (27.57%) Spring
8 47 (25.41%) CSS
8 47 (25.41%) SOAP
9 46 (24.86%) Microservices
10 44 (23.78%) React
11 43 (23.24%) SQL
11 43 (23.24%) C#
11 43 (23.24%) JSON
11 43 (23.24%) Git (software)
12 38 (20.54%) .NET
12 38 (20.54%) Scrum
13 35 (18.92%) Jenkins
14 34 (18.38%) DevOps
15 32 (17.30%) JUnit
16 31 (16.76%) XML
16 31 (16.76%) Test Automation
16 31 (16.76%) jQuery
17 30 (16.22%) Spring Boot
18 29 (15.68%) Node.js
18 29 (15.68%) Finance
19 27 (14.59%) ASP.NET
19 27 (14.59%) User Stories
20 26 (14.05%) Oracle

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (5.41%) Confluence
2 9 (4.86%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.86%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.32%) JBoss
3 8 (4.32%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.62%) CMS
4 3 (1.62%) WordPress
5 2 (1.08%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.54%) Apache
6 1 (0.54%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.54%) Drupal
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (1.62%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (7.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (10.27%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.86%) Serverless
4 8 (4.32%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (3.24%) Boomi
6 5 (2.70%) GitHub
7 3 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.62%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.62%) SaaS
8 2 (1.08%) PaaS
8 2 (1.08%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (1.08%) Slack
9 1 (0.54%) AtomSphere
9 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.54%) IaaS
9 1 (0.54%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.62%) FTP
2 2 (1.08%) HTTP
3 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.65%) MongoDB
3 8 (4.32%) DB2
4 5 (2.70%) MySQL
5 4 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.62%) Power BI
6 3 (1.62%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.54%) Big Data
8 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 43 (23.24%) Git (software)
2 35 (18.92%) Jenkins
3 32 (17.30%) JUnit
4 25 (13.51%) JIRA
5 18 (9.73%) Mockito
6 16 (8.65%) SonarQube
7 14 (7.57%) JMeter
8 12 (6.49%) Bitbucket
9 11 (5.95%) Cucumber
10 8 (4.32%) Visual Studio
11 6 (3.24%) Gradle
11 6 (3.24%) Protractor
12 5 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (2.70%) Karma Test Runner
12 5 (2.70%) NSubstitute
12 5 (2.70%) NUnit
12 5 (2.70%) Selenium
12 5 (2.70%) SoapUI
13 4 (2.16%) eggPlant
13 4 (2.16%) Mocha
General
1 29 (15.68%) Finance
2 23 (12.43%) Banking
3 8 (4.32%) Law
4 3 (1.62%) Legal
5 2 (1.08%) Back Office
5 2 (1.08%) Games
5 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 131 (70.81%) Developer
2 45 (24.32%) Java Developer
3 41 (22.16%) Full Stack Developer
4 15 (8.11%) Architect
5 14 (7.57%) C# Developer
6 11 (5.95%) Java Engineer
6 11 (5.95%) Tester
7 10 (5.41%) Digital Architect
8 9 (4.86%) .NET Developer
8 9 (4.86%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 9 (4.86%) Microsoft Developer
8 9 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.32%) Designer
10 6 (3.24%) Automation Tester
10 6 (3.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 6 (3.24%) React Developer
10 6 (3.24%) UI Developer
11 5 (2.70%) Angular Developer
11 5 (2.70%) Java Programmer
11 5 (2.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (37.30%) AngularJS
2 54 (29.19%) HTML
2 54 (29.19%) Web Services
3 51 (27.57%) Spring
4 47 (25.41%) CSS
4 47 (25.41%) SOAP
5 44 (23.78%) React
6 43 (23.24%) JSON
7 38 (20.54%) .NET
8 31 (16.76%) jQuery
8 31 (16.76%) XML
9 30 (16.22%) Spring Boot
10 29 (15.68%) Node.js
11 27 (14.59%) ASP.NET
12 21 (11.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 20 (10.81%) Servlets
14 18 (9.73%) .NET Framework
14 18 (9.73%) Hibernate
15 17 (9.19%) ADO.NET
16 15 (8.11%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.49%) Fintech
3 7 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.78%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.24%) User Experience
5 4 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.62%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.62%) PKI
6 3 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.08%) Life Science
8 1 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.27%) Windows
2 10 (5.41%) Android
2 10 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 8 (4.32%) Linux
4 3 (1.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (33.51%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (31.35%) TDD
3 46 (24.86%) Microservices
4 38 (20.54%) Scrum
5 34 (18.38%) DevOps
6 31 (16.76%) Test Automation
7 27 (14.59%) User Stories
8 25 (13.51%) Unit Testing
9 21 (11.35%) MVC
10 19 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (9.19%) Workflow
12 16 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (8.65%) Waterfall
13 15 (8.11%) CRM
14 14 (7.57%) Performance Tuning
15 12 (6.49%) Front End Development
15 12 (6.49%) Migration
16 10 (5.41%) Data Migration
16 10 (5.41%) Deployment Automation
16 10 (5.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 101 (54.59%) Java
2 88 (47.57%) JavaScript
3 43 (23.24%) C#
3 43 (23.24%) SQL
4 13 (7.03%) ES7
5 12 (6.49%) Java 8
6 9 (4.86%) ES6
7 8 (4.32%) PL/SQL
7 8 (4.32%) Python
7 8 (4.32%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.24%) Apple Swift
8 6 (3.24%) Groovy
8 6 (3.24%) PHP
8 6 (3.24%) XPath
9 4 (2.16%) ES8
9 4 (2.16%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.62%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.08%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.08%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (1.08%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 5 (2.70%) SC Cleared
1 5 (2.70%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (1.62%) Degree
3 2 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.08%) DBS Check
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.54%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.54%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) CISM
4 1 (0.54%) CISSP
4 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.95%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.16%) Docker
2 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (3.24%) Puppet
2 2 (1.08%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.08%) Nessus
3 1 (0.54%) Ansible
3 1 (0.54%) CloudHub
3 1 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (14.05%) Microsoft
1 26 (14.05%) Oracle
2 7 (3.78%) MuleSoft
3 6 (3.24%) Atlassian
3 6 (3.24%) Dell
4 5 (2.70%) Xamarin
5 4 (2.16%) DevExpress
5 4 (2.16%) Infragistics
5 4 (2.16%) SAP
6 3 (1.62%) Intapp
6 3 (1.62%) SnapLogic
6 3 (1.62%) Workday
7 2 (1.08%) Google
7 2 (1.08%) Informatica
7 2 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.54%) iManage
8 1 (0.54%) ServiceNow